BBD: Bursaries 2024

March 8, 2024

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Bursary Description

BBD invites students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2024.

Bursary application closing date: Not specified

Fields of study:

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields (BSc, BEng, BCom or BIS degree at Bachelors, Honours, Masters or Doctorate level):

  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Game Design
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology

The bursary will provide coverage of university tuition fees and a monthly allowance for living expenses and incidentals. Apart from the financial aspect of the bursary, students will also receive support and mentorship throughout their studies.

For 1 week of every year, all BBD bursary recipients are required to attend an onsite workshop where they will meet other bursars and experience the BBD culture. The Vac Week workshop will include partaking in a group project where you will use the latest tech to create fun, practical solutions.

Students will also gain practical experience throughout the programme and have exposure to a variety of technologies and tools. After graduation, students will be placed in the BBD Graduate Programme and begin working on real project teams.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or accepted to study towards a qualification within on of the fields of study listed above (Bachelors, Honours, Masters or Doctorate)
  • You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric, if currently in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of of 65% for tertiary studies, if currently studying
  • You must be passionate about technology, and creating and building software
  • You must be interested in software development

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: BBD Bursary & Beyond Programme

Required Documents:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documents along with your online application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results or Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic transcripts, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Link to your personal coding projects on GitHub or equivalent platform, if applicable